The Executive Council members of the Labour Party (LP) in Ward 3, Arue in Esan North East Local Government Area of Edo State have suspended the national chairman of the party, Julius Abure, over alleged anti-party activities.
Speaking at a press conference on Friday, the Ward Chairman, Martins Osigbemhe, claimed that Abure connived with the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to truncate the chances of the party in the February 25 presidential poll.
Osigbemhe added that Abure was suspended by the executive, pending the determination of the numerous petitions and cases against him in courts.
He said: “We, the Labour Party Ward Executive Council in Ward 03-Arue, in Esan North East Local Government Area O4 of Edo State (12), do hereby suspend Barr Abure Julius Odianosen indefinitely as the National Chairman of the Labour.”
Naija News reports that the suspension comes one week after the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Iyoricha Ayu, was suspended by his ward in Benue State.
That action led to the eventual removal of Ayu as chairman of the PDP as a court ordered his removal based on the suspension.